An opportunity to spearhead the development of the region's Palliative Care Services
- Create a seamless palliative service and EOL care
- Build capacity and promote strategic growth
- Easy commutes, friendly and affordable lifestyle
Operating out of the base hospital, you will provide direct clinical management, education, operational and clinical oversight, and guide the strategic direction for the service. The position also engages closely with non-specialist providers of palliative and end of life care within the health district and surrounding communities to provide seamless palliative and end of life care. You will be provided outreach support from the linked hospital, with anticipated registrar support in 2019. The LHD's Palliative Care Services provide specialist support to a population of approximately 90,000 across an area of 130,000 sq km.
A major referral facility with 134 beds, this hospital annually sees 28,000 Emergency Department presentations, delivers 1,200 babies, admits 18,000 patients in total and performs 36,000 outpatient services. This is the key service provider for a region roughly a third of the size of New South Wales with a catchment population of roughly 120,000 people.
The base hospital offers services in Indigenous health, child health care, community health, coronary care, emergency, day surgery, intensive care, alcohol-drug care, maternity, mental health, anaesthetics, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, pathology, psychiatry, psychology, radiology, renal dialysis, sonography, speech pathology, surgical and women’s health. A $91 million redevelopment of the hospital was completed in 2015, with an additional $150 million being committed by the Government for further expansion.
The city is a thriving regional home to over 40,000 people who have health, education, retail and professional services at their fingertips. There is a well-established and expanding high-quality pre-school, public and private education network with 12 primary schools, 6 high schools and a TAFE and University campus. You can live close to where you work, so you can have a fulfilling career and time to spend on yourself and your family.
The locals are relaxed, friendly and welcoming and the city boasts an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, popular eateries and boutique wineries and a wealth of local attractions to explore. Here the great Australian dream of a family home and a big backyard is still affordable.
The successful candidate will be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians, and be eligible for full registration as a Specialist with the Medical Board of Australia.